Dr Laura Ward

  • Research Assistant (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

I am a part-time researcher working under Dr Debbie Kinnear and the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory (SLDO). I am working on a project investigating the oral health of people with learning disabilities. This data linkage study will include oral health and dental hygiene, medications that may impact this, as well as the physical health of adults with learning disabilities. The aim is to try resolve why many adults with learning disabilities experience poorer oral health compared to the general population.

Before this position, I completed my PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University (2013 - 2016) researching the impact healthy ageing has on the visual brain. I used neuroimaging and psychological techniques to study older adults’ perception. My interests are translational and applied health research. 


Research interests

Intellectual Disabilities, Oral Health, Ageing


Publications

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Number of items: 14.

2019

Ward, L. M. , Kinnear, D. , Cooper, S.-A. , Hughes-Mccormack, L., Macpherson, L. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Oral health of adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, (doi:10.1111/jir.12632) (Early Online Publication)

Rossit, S. et al. (2019) Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(2), pp. 251-272. (doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1273119) (PMID:28116988)

2018

Aitchison, R., Ward, L. , Kennedy, G., Shu, X., Mansfield, D. C. and Shahani, U. (2018) Measuring visual cortical oxygenation in diabetes using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Acta Diabetologica, 55(11), pp. 1181-1189. (doi:10.1007/s00592-018-1200-5) (PMID:30083981) (PMCID:PMC6182359)

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2018) Age-related changes in global motion coherence: conflicting haemodynamic and perceptual responses. Scientific Reports, 8, 10013. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27803-5) (PMID:29968729) (PMCID:PMC6030110)

2016

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simpson, W. A., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2016) Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study dynamic stereoscopic depth perception. Brain Topography, 29(4), pp. 515-523. (doi:10.1007/s10548-016-0476-4) (PMID:26900069) (PMCID:PMC4899499)

Ward, L. M. , Mansfield, D., Simmers, A., Kennedy, G. and Shahani, U. (2016) Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of Visual Cortex: Relationship of the Haemodynamic Response to Glaucomatous Field Defects. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Birmingham, UK, 23-26 May 2016.

Aitchison, R., Shahani, U., Ward, L. M. , Kennedy, G., Xinhua, S. and Mansfield, D. (2016) Haemodynamic Response in Diabetes: An fNIRS Study of the Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2016, Paris, France, 13-16 Oct 2016.

2015

Ward, L. M. , Aitchison, R. T., Tawse, M., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Reduced haemodynamic response in the ageing visual cortex measured by absolute fNIRS. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0125012. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125012) (PMID:25909849) (PMCID:PMC4409147)

Ward, L. M. , De Guimaraes, J., Aitchison, R., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2015) Compromised Haemodynamic Response of the Visual Cortex of Smokers. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Hill, G., Imrie, J., Okiei, O., Cox, J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Using the Haemodynamic Response to Investigate Glaucoma and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. and Shahni, U. (2015) Neuroimaging motion perception using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). PsyPAG, Glasgow, Scotland, 22-24 Jul 2015.

2014

Ward, L. , Aitchison, R., Tawse, M., de Freitas, A., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2014) Reduced Haemodynamic Responses in the Ageing Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2014, Montreal, QC, Canada, 10-12 Oct 2014.

Duncan, R., Graham, C. D., Oto, M., Russell, A., McKernan, L. and Copstick, S. (2014) Primary and secondary care attendance, anticonvulsant and antidepressant use and psychiatric contact 5-10 years after diagnosis in 188 patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85(9), pp. 954-958. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2013-306671) (PMID:24444852)

2013

Ward, L. M. , Corrigan, E., Benwell, C., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Harvey, M. and Rossit, S. (2013) Approaching Rehabilitation of Chronic Unilateral Neglect via Visuomotor Feedback Training. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 22 Jan 2013.

This list was generated on Mon Jul 22 03:12:53 2019 BST.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Ward, L. M. , Kinnear, D. , Cooper, S.-A. , Hughes-Mccormack, L., Macpherson, L. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Oral health of adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, (doi:10.1111/jir.12632) (Early Online Publication)

Rossit, S. et al. (2019) Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(2), pp. 251-272. (doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1273119) (PMID:28116988)

Aitchison, R., Ward, L. , Kennedy, G., Shu, X., Mansfield, D. C. and Shahani, U. (2018) Measuring visual cortical oxygenation in diabetes using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Acta Diabetologica, 55(11), pp. 1181-1189. (doi:10.1007/s00592-018-1200-5) (PMID:30083981) (PMCID:PMC6182359)

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2018) Age-related changes in global motion coherence: conflicting haemodynamic and perceptual responses. Scientific Reports, 8, 10013. (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27803-5) (PMID:29968729) (PMCID:PMC6030110)

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simpson, W. A., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2016) Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study dynamic stereoscopic depth perception. Brain Topography, 29(4), pp. 515-523. (doi:10.1007/s10548-016-0476-4) (PMID:26900069) (PMCID:PMC4899499)

Ward, L. M. , Aitchison, R. T., Tawse, M., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Reduced haemodynamic response in the ageing visual cortex measured by absolute fNIRS. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0125012. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125012) (PMID:25909849) (PMCID:PMC4409147)

Duncan, R., Graham, C. D., Oto, M., Russell, A., McKernan, L. and Copstick, S. (2014) Primary and secondary care attendance, anticonvulsant and antidepressant use and psychiatric contact 5-10 years after diagnosis in 188 patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85(9), pp. 954-958. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2013-306671) (PMID:24444852)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ward, L. M. , Mansfield, D., Simmers, A., Kennedy, G. and Shahani, U. (2016) Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of Visual Cortex: Relationship of the Haemodynamic Response to Glaucomatous Field Defects. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Birmingham, UK, 23-26 May 2016.

Aitchison, R., Shahani, U., Ward, L. M. , Kennedy, G., Xinhua, S. and Mansfield, D. (2016) Haemodynamic Response in Diabetes: An fNIRS Study of the Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2016, Paris, France, 13-16 Oct 2016.

Ward, L. M. , De Guimaraes, J., Aitchison, R., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2015) Compromised Haemodynamic Response of the Visual Cortex of Smokers. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Hill, G., Imrie, J., Okiei, O., Cox, J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Using the Haemodynamic Response to Investigate Glaucoma and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. and Shahni, U. (2015) Neuroimaging motion perception using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). PsyPAG, Glasgow, Scotland, 22-24 Jul 2015.

Ward, L. , Aitchison, R., Tawse, M., de Freitas, A., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2014) Reduced Haemodynamic Responses in the Ageing Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2014, Montreal, QC, Canada, 10-12 Oct 2014.

Ward, L. M. , Corrigan, E., Benwell, C., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Harvey, M. and Rossit, S. (2013) Approaching Rehabilitation of Chronic Unilateral Neglect via Visuomotor Feedback Training. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 22 Jan 2013.

This list was generated on Mon Jul 22 03:12:53 2019 BST.